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Sinister (A Horror Movie): From a Commoner’s View
NO SPOILERS – SheBlogger hates spoilers 🙂
Okay…so here’s another horror movie review from the girl who is yet to be scared with scenes shot in the dark, gory murders and startling sound effects.
HeBlogger and I went to the mall last Sunday to watch a different movie. We thought Tiktik, which is a Filipino horror movie, was already showing. Apparently, it is not scheduled until next week. Then we saw Sinister’s poster, which said, “from the producer of Paranormal and Insidious”. We have seen both movies and we both didn’t like Paranormal but both enjoyed Insidious. So we said, okay…let’s watch this instead.
Didn’t know anything about this movie Sinister so as we walked inside the empty movie house, I wondered which one is it going to be like. Is it going to be a homemade movie about paranormal activities with three different endings? Oh please…I fervently hope not! I crossed my fingers because I noticed there were rolls of super 8 films on the poster. Or is it going to be about demons capturing souls and possessing the physical body with a non-happy ending? Or is it going to be a totally different story? I hoped it would be.
We were the first two of the five people who came to watch this movie. The others were a group of three teenage girls, who surprisingly didn’t scream or shout at all, throughout the screening. What a joy to be watching in silence and absolute peace!
Okay, on to the movie review…
The movie opens with a scene shot like a home video, so I go like, uh-oh… But don’t be disheartened. It’s nothing like Paranormal and deeper into the story, you’d see that it is more like Insidious. That much I would tell you.
The story is about a real crime stories writer, played by Ethan Hawke (the only actor I know in the movie), who moved his entire family to a house where a family was hung to death in the backyard tree and their little girl still missing. In the course of his research and with the help of rolls of seemingly innocent and happy family home videos that mysteriously appeared in the attic, he discovers more brutal murders of different families in different houses. So there’s the question… Are these murders in any way related, considering there’s always a little child missing?
I must say that I find the premise of the story original. Well, at least for me. So I give it 4.5 gems for Story and Originality…
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Hits an absurdly high number of horror clichés, but manages to do it in a pretty successful manner. Features many more laugh out moments than you might expect from a horror of this type. Not sure if that’s a pro or a con.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
A Delightful Horror Treat!
When the trailer boasted the producers of “Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious” the idea of what tone this film would be reared it’s head. Based around a series of jump scare sequences and slow character sections in order to attempt to make you feel for the characters while easing the tension of the situation. It’s a tired formula that is becoming all the more clichéd and repetitive. However Sinister manages to find ways to break free of these leashes that the horror genre is becoming tied down to.
Ethan Hawk stars as a true crime writer known as Ellison who moves into a new home with his wife, Tracy (Juliet Rylance) and his two children, Ashley (Clare Foley) and Trevor (Michael Hall D’Addario) near the site of a local crime in order to get inspiration for his novel. During an exploration of the house Ellison stumbles across a box with an 8mm camera and a selection of films, which upon viewing exploit gruesome murders. This thrusts area hero into a terrifying mystery as he tries to piece together the meaning behind it all.
With horror films these days we come to know what to expect. We’re given characters that we can’t connect with merely there to service the plot and an un-original story that we’ve seen time and time again bringing the audience no sense of engagement. But mostly we’re never scared beyond the mere technique of a jump scare. With director Scott Derrickson we are shown again how mainstream horror can creep on us with effective imagery and suggestion. The scares here can be portrayed by just using obscure camera angles and bizarre images that unsettle us. Derrickson understands though that using loud bands and noises to jolt the audience can be done effectively. By backing up these moments with his strong imagery he uses it as a tactic to implant these horrific moments in our minds.
The highlight however is the use of the 8mm films. Sinister is in love with the idea of film, from celluloid to digital as not only are we treated to disturbing super 8 films but Ellison boasts are large collection of VHS tapes of his old achievements. It’s a nice, simple touch that film fans will appreciate. These 8mm films though boast some truly graphic sequences, one particularly involving a garden tool. Backed with a moody soundtrack by Christopher Young who’s worked on other horror gems such as “Drag Me To Hell” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”. It feels more of an ambiance piece rather than a fully diegetic score merging together a series of dark and effective sounds building the feeling of dread constantly throughout.
Written by Derrickson himself and writer C. Robert Cargill the screenplay manages for the most part to push past the bland formula we’ve grown to endure with horror films of late. The film brings an intriguing plot that manages to put you in the position of Ellison’s character, uncovering the plot and mystery when he does. There are scenes in which are hero re-visits the 8mm films and discovers new elements to them which adds a new depth to the story. The film feels relentless, rarely taking time to slow down and constantly feeling as though it’s propelling towards something. However elements of the script are where the weaker parts of the film shine. While managing to bring interesting uses of horror and tension the film often retreads over clichéd ground as though it’s trying to keep a warm attitude towards mainstream audiences. These are the times when the film feels as though it may lose focus but always manages to pick up its feet again. Alongside this we have some underused side and poorly written characters such as a police deputy who doesn’t feel natural within the whole scale of things.
Sinister may tread over worn ground by it still manages to feel fresh and revitalizing in an age where we’ve conformed to the degrading standards of horror. It embraces the roots of horror and film in general making it much more than a homage and a feeling of an original yet genuinely terrifying story. Hawk manages to carry the emotional tangent of the narrative while the other characters are merely serviceable. It’s not groundbreaking but for a mainstream horror film it takes some inventive and daring steps creating a terrifying, disturbing yet absorbing piece of cinema.
Scariest Movie Iv’e Seen
This film is probably the scariest film I have ever seen. It bring everything that a good horror film should bring to the table. Jump scares, disturbing imagery, haunting music, etc. The use of the recorded murders is especially terrifying. The story never has a dull moment and provides many good twists along the way. The lack of music during the filmed murders is especially chilling. Ethan Hawke stands out as the protagonist and plays the role very well. The film is not perfect though. There are a few scenes that can come off as silly but still add to the progression of the story. I highly recommend this film and hope you enjoy as much as I did. I recommend watching it with friends and good luck sleeping.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Scott Derrickson
Writer Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Actors Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson, James Ransone
Country USA, UK, Canada
Awards 3 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Blumhouse, Automatik
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Beaulieu 4008 (8 mm segments)
Laboratory Cinelicious, Hollywood (CA), USA (processing: Super 8), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,996 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 8 mm (Kodak), Codex, SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format), Super 8 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema